Kansai International Airport (Osaka)
Kansai International Airport is located in southeast Osaka Bay, 5 km off the coast and about 60 km. from JR Shin-Osaka Station. Airport fees are included in the flight fares to all overseas destinations if departing from Kansai Airport.
|Osaka||JR Shin-Osaka Station||JR Limited Express Haruka||50 min||2,850 yen|
|JR Rapid Train||70 min||1,360 yen|
|Taxi||80 min||18,500 yen|
|JR Osaka Station||JR Rapid Train||65 min||1,190 yen|
|Airport Bus||60 min||1,550 yen|
|Taxi||60 min||16,900 yen|
|Nankai Namba Station||Nankai Railway Limited Express “Rapi:t”||35 min||1,430 yen|
|Express||50 min||920 yen|
|Osaka Airport (Itami)||Airport Bus||70 min||1,950 yen|
|Taxi||70 min||21,000 yen|
|Kyoto||JR Kyoto Station||JR Limited Express Haruka||75 min||3,370 yen|
|JR Rapid Train||95 min||1,880 yen|
|Airport Bus||85 min||2,550 yen|
|Kobe||JR Sannomiya Station||JR Rapid Train||80 min||1,710 yen|
|Airport Bus||70 min||1,950 yen|
|Taxi||70 min||22,000 yen|
|Kobe Airport||Bay Shuttle||30 min||1,850 yen|
Tourist Information Center
Stop at the TIC located on the arrival lobby (first floor) for information. They are staffed by multilingual travel experts who can answer questions and provide free maps and brochures. A stop at the TIC saves travel-planning time in advance. Office hours are from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, every day all year-round.
Japanese public transport, stores and restaurants are legally forbidden to accept foreign currencies. You do need small amounts of yen currency for immediate needs. If you have foreign bank notes other than U.S. dollars, it is wise to convert some of them in to yen while at the airport. Traveler’s Checks can be cashed quickly at banks, but few stores or restaurants accept them. Unused yen (bank notes only; no coins) can be reconverted into foreign currencies at the airport with no limitation, provided the exchange center has sufficient funds for re-conversion. For handling currency exchange, there are nine banks at the airport, with one or more open from 6 am to 11 pm.
Japan Rail Pass Order Exchange
You can obtain your Japan Rail Pass by exchanging your Exchange Order at the JR Information Counter in the International Arrivals Lobby (1st floor, open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.), the TiS-Travel Service Center (open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), or the Green Window (Midori-no-Madoguchi) Reservations Ticket Office (open daily, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.) at JR Kansai Airport Station. The date of validation of your Pass can be any day within 3 months of the issuing date of your Exchange Order. You can use the Pass for the JR train trip